Books by Marion Chesney

OUR LADY OF PAIN by Marion Chesney
Released: April 11, 2006

"Chesney, whose Lady Rose escapades (Sick of Shadows, 2005, etc.) might well have been written by Barbara Cartland, fares much better as M.C. Beaton, author of the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth mysteries."
An Edwardian beauty is driven to extremes when her fiancé dallies with a coquette. Read full book review >
SICK OF SHADOWS by Marion Chesney
Released: April 25, 2005

"A lighthearted romantic romp through Edwardian snobbery, with hints of the cataclysmic changes in store for high society substituting for any serious mystery."
Lady Rose Summer (Hasty Death, 2004, etc.) is saved from her Edwardian parents' plan to ship her off to the Indian marriage mart by a faux engagement and a murder. Read full book review >
HASTY DEATH by Marion Chesney
Released: July 30, 2004

"Much absorbing description of an Edwardian lady's undergarments and chances of marriage after her season passes. But Chesney, a.k.a. M.C. Beaton, might have paid a tad more attention to plotting and, dash it all, suspense."
What are Edwardian parents to do when their headstrong daughter prefers solving murders to marrying? Read full book review >
Released: July 7, 2003

"Old hand Chesney (the School for Manners series and, as M.C. Beaton, the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth mysteries) maintains her charm and sassiness while indicting evergreen pomposity and class-status stupidity."
What's an Edwardian lovely to do when potential swains consider her too outspoken for marriage but ripe for more salacious proposals? Read full book review >
THE BANISHMENT by Marion Chesney
Released: April 11, 1995

"Another easy entertainment from a veteran romancer."
The eldest of six beautiful daughters is whirled away to a splendid marriage, and there are certain to be five further romances in the wings as a family tries to recapture its lost fortunes—in a new tale by the author of five previous Regency series. Read full book review >
PERFECTING FIONA by Marion Chesney
Released: March 20, 1989

The second in Chesney's new series about the ever-down-and-out, 50-ish Tribble sisters—who once again hire themselves out as professional chaperones for "difficult" girls. Read full book review >